Bradley's Terreon Solid Surface and TerreonRE Recycled Solid Surface Earn GREENGUARD CertificationApr 30, 2009
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., (April 30, 2009) - Bradley's Terreon solid surface and TerreonRE recycled solid surface have received GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification and GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsTM Certification from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. This achievement demonstrates Bradley's long-term commitment to providing innovative restroom products that are environmentally friendly for indoor applications, making a significant contribution to quality indoor air by meeting strict chemical and particle emission guidelines.
The GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM is an industry-independent, third-party testing program for low-emitting products and materials, while the GREENGUARD Children & SchoolsSM standard evaluates the sensitive nature of school populations combined with the unique building characteristics found in schools, and presents the most rigorous product emissions criteria to date.
A number of Bradley's handwashing fixtures are available in Terreon solid surface and TerreonRE recycled solid surface, including the Express Lavatory Systems, Frequency Lavatory System, and the newly introduced Advocate Lavatory System, as well as the Multi-Fount and Deep Bowl Washfountains. Terreon is a highly durable material, which resists stains, burns, chemicals and impact, and is easily cleaned and maintained. It also does not support microbial growth, so germs and bacteria are kept at bay. TerreonRE, an environmentally friendly alternative, offers the same superior performance as traditional solid surface, but is comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled content and a bio-based resin, and is one of the greenest product materials on the market.
"Bradley has a strong commitment to designing and manufacturing innovative green technologies and products, so we're very pleased that our solid surface materials have received GREENGUARD Certification," says Kris Alderson, Senior Marketing Manager, Bradley Corp. "In 1921 we introduced the Washfountain, which represents the essence of our green philosophy because it can reduce water consumption by 80 percent, uses less space in the restroom and requires fewer materials. We've stayed on that sustainable path and developed more durable and long-lasting products that reduce water, incorporate recycled materials and support indoor air quality."
Achieving good indoor air quality (IAQ) in buildings is important for everyone's health. According to GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, elevated levels of VOCs contribute to poor IAQ and cause short- and long-term health issues ranging from triggering asthma and allergy attacks to neurological and respiratory disease. GREENGUARD Certified products continue to show significant reduction in both the individual chemicals emitting from their products as well as the overall levels of chemicals being released.
About GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI)
Founded in 2001, GEI is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification ProgramSM. The Institute's mission is to protect human health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air that people breathe. As an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable indoor environmental standards for building materials, furnishings, electronic equipment, and construction practices. The GREENGUARD Building Construction Program was established in 2006 as a best practice to prevent moisture and mold growth in new construction and is on track to become a National ANSI Standard in 2009. GREENGUARD Certification is broadly recognized and accepted by a number of "green" building programs, including the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED program. An online guide to Registered and Certified buildings and GREENGUARD Certified products is available at no charge at www.greenguard.org.
About Bradley Corp.
For more than 85 years, Bradley Corporation has designed and manufactured commercial washfountains, and today is the industry's exclusive source for plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, restroom partitions, emergency fixtures and solid plastic lockers. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Bradley serves the commercial, industrial, health care, recreation, education, and corrections markets worldwide. For more information, contact Bradley, Telephone: (800) Bradley; Fax: (262) 251-5817; www.bradleycorp.com.